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Calouste Gulbenkian Museum - Founder's Collection

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With works ranging from Antiquity to the early 20th century, the Founder’s Collection comprises more than six thousand pieces gathered throughout Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian’s life, including Egyptian Art, Greco-Roman Art, Islamic Arts, Painting...more
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Avenida de Berna 45a, Lisbon 1050-039, Portugal
+351 21 782 3000
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 March 2007

Whoever has written up the standard description of the Gulbenkian Museum in most tourism guides, has omitted to mention two of the most stunning components of its collection. All guidebooks mention the basic collection: a non-European collection that features Egyptian, Middle Eastern and Asian pieces,...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2014

Had penciled this one in for our last day in Lisbon as a fan of anything historical and really looking forward to it. On arrival, given the options to pay for all the additional displays but due to time restraints, went for the main display...More

4  Thank Toryeboy
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Reviewed today via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed this collection. We just had time to see the Founders exhibit and it was really nice persian and turkish / ottoman art as well as small collections of chinese, japanese and European interior decor and art.

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Reviewed yesterday

In the midst of a green area, their collections are arranged in 2 ground level buildings. I liked the collections from France of the 18th century. There are also others from Asia.

Thank anandpunch
Reviewed 2 days ago

It happens not often to find somebody who had money and a good taste for art. And then to give it to Lisbon for public display is even rarer. Seeing the permanent exposition of Gulbenkian is the prime example of all the 3 ingredients. One...More

Thank Janoshka
Reviewed 5 days ago

The permanent collection has to be seeen to be believed. Can one imagine Callouste to prowl the rooms searching for mood to enjoy the European painting, perhaps the Persian, the Chinese art...? It is the result of one man collecting these exhibits that stuns the...More

Thank Andrej Matija K
Reviewed 1 week ago

1 museum is arte moderne and other permanent collection. Visited Perm.Collectn only. Very large with many antiques incuding Oil paintings, chinese ceramics french furniture and super embroderiery.

Thank Philip S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My second visit to this museum. Took my husband who had not been there. Several collections. Beautiful grounds. Worth a visit.

Thank Gottago1950
Reviewed 1 week ago

This institution made more for culture in Portugal than all Ministeries put together. It was - still is - the ultimate bearer of fine arts, decade after decade, cultivating higher civilizational values through culture, never compromising. Pure excellence.

1  Thank JorgeMei
Reviewed 1 week ago

After seeing so many castles on this visit, we decided to see this museum. We are so glad we did! The paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jade, furniture were incredible. The grounds are also lovely. Can't believe that one person owned so much beauty!

1  Thank jscw6
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gallery/museum has many different disolays at any time, so there is normally something for everyone. Many valuable and well known exhibits whilst I was there. I would go again as well, because it will no doubt have changed.

Thank gozz2010
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only is the permanent collection of the Gulbenkian of very high quality, offering something interesting for different tastes, but the building itself and the surrounding garden are a must as well! Don't miss this.

Thank LucVanBogaert
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Gurpreet G
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Response from Luis P | Reviewed this property |
No, you cloud find a permanent exhibition of the works of the painter Paula Rego in the House of Stories in Cascais, which was built for this purpose.
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Response from Torben S | Reviewed this property |
Hi I Think its 10 euro for The permanent exibition and 14 incl The exibition at dispay. And mayby its still free at sundays after 2 pm
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